Biography

Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008, where she studied Creative Writing. Her first short film, Dealing, premiered at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival. Her first feature, Creative Nonfiction,  premiered at SXSW 2009 and enjoyed a theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives. She has made two webseries, Tight Shots and Delusional Downtown Divas. 

In 2009, she was commissioned to make ten more episodes of DDD to project at the Guggenheim’s first annual Art Awards, an event for which she also hosted and wrote the teleplay. In 2009, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” As an actress, she will appeared in Mildred Pierce, by Todd Haynes and The Innkeeper by Ti West. She writes  about film and interesting characters for various publications, including Interview, The Onion A/V  Club, HammertoNail.com, and she loves to tweet.

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Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008, where she studied Creative Writing. Her first short film, Dealing, premiered at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival. Her first feature, Creative Nonfiction,  premiered at SXSW 2009 and enjoyed a theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives. She has made two webseries, Tight Shots and Delusional Downtown Divas. 

In 2009, she was commissioned to make ten more episodes of DDD to project at the Guggenheim’s first annual Art Awards, an event for which she also hosted and wrote the teleplay. In 2009, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” As an actress, she will appeared in Mildred Pierce, by Todd Haynes and The Innkeeper by Ti West. She writes  about film and interesting characters for various publications, including Interview, The Onion A/V  Club, HammertoNail.com, and she loves to tweet.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1986-05-13

Place of Birth

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea as Mary (voice)
2016 Don't Think Twice as Herself
2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
2015 Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live as Herself
2015 Everything Is Copy
2015 Sky as Billie
2015 7 Days in Hell as Lanny Denver
2015 Travel Man: 48 Hours in...(1 episode)
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Herself
2015 It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise as Herself
2014 Happy Christmas as Carson
2014 This Is Comedy as Herself
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode) as Herself
2012 This Is 40 as Cat
2012 Side by Side as Herself
2012 Girls(62 episodes) as Hannah Horvath
2012 Supporting Characters as Alexa
2011 Billy On The Street(1 episode) as Herself
2011 The Innkeepers as Barista
2011 Mildred Pierce(2 episodes) as Nurse 1
2011 PressPausePlay as Herself
2010 Tiny Furniture as Aura
2010 Gabi on the Roof in July as Colby
2009 Family Tree
2009 The Viewer as The Voice
2009 Creative Nonfiction as Ella
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Herself
1900 Delusional Downtown Divas(0 episodes)

Directing

2017 100 YearsDirector
2013 Best FriendsDirector
2012 Girls(9 episodes)Director
2010 Tiny FurnitureDirector
2009 Creative NonfictionDirector
2007 The FountainDirector
2007 Open the DoorDirector
2007 Hooker on CampusDirector
2006 PressureDirector

Writing

2013 Choose YouWriter
2012 Nobody WalksWriter
2012 Girls(18 episodes)Writer
2010 Tiny FurnitureWriter
2009 Creative NonfictionWriter

Production

2017 100 YearsProducer
2012 Girls(32 episodes)Executive Producer

Creator

2012 GirlsCreator

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